On-site Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers. Teacher courses are held at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. WCS courses for teachers of grades K–12 help bring a new dimension to your lessons, whether you teach science, math, language arts, or anything in between! Professional development courses can also be provided at your school or district. Call 718-220-5136 for more information.

Our multi-disciplinary programs are aligned with both state and national education standards.

Registration Details

Macaw

Natural Inquirer: Using Nature to Promote Inquiry

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday July 7 - Saturday July 12

Location: Queens Zoo
Dates: Monday August 4 - Saturday August 9

Python

Zoo Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday July 14 - Saturday July 19

Sifaka

Teaching Scientific Process Through Animal Behavior

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday July 21 - Saturday July 26


Location: New York Aquarium
Dates: Monday August 4 - Saturday August 9

Shark

Biomimicry: Teaching How Nature Inspires Technology

Location: New York Aquarium
Dates: Monday July 21 - Saturday July 26 THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


PLEASE CONTACT TEACHERINFO@WCS.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR THIS COURSE.

Lion

HELP: Habitat Ecology Learning Program

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Monday July 28 - Saturday August 2

Tiger

Predators: Biology and Conservation

Location: Bronx Zoo

Dates: Monday August 4 - Saturday August 9

Gorilla

Conservation Biology for Educators

Clownfish

Applied Science: Studying Marine Ecology at the Shore

Sea Lion

Applied Science: Studying Wildlife at the Zoo

Penguin

Green STEM: Building a Sustainable Future

Ant

Teaching Big Scientific Ideas with the Little Creatures that Rule the World

Jellyfish

Marine Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

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Snow Leopard

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Scholarship Opportunities in Science Education
NSF Scholarship Opportunity  
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